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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 18, 1974, Abilene, Texas gfottene fteysxttt "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 93RD YEAR, NO. 305 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL, 18, PAGES IN FOUR SECTION'S Associated Presi Egypt Views Returning to Fight By BLUE KUCKER Hendrick Can Give Menu for Diabetic Q. TVhcre can I find a seven-day menu plan for a dlnbctip, including breakfast, lunch and dinner'.1 I've looked every- where. A. Hemlrick Hospital Dielary Dcpt. offers its services free lo anyone on an out-patient basis. The only hilch is you must have a physician's referral or order. Other than Hendrick, there's no place you can get a meal plan since (here's 110 set diabetic riicl they're individualized according to each patient. Hendrick Hospital Dietician Milla Perry will cheerfully work oul a plan for yon, give you an exchange lisl, booklets, expljin Ihe diet system, show yon how lo pla'i a menu it's all free. You do need an appoint- ment but your doclor can sel lhat up for you. Q. Even when 1 was In high school we were (aught the inollo of your paper.. .so.. .wllhoLl or with offense lo friend or foes, please skclch our Iwo schools exaclly as they go answer- Ing -these questions: Why Is only one of Ihe Iwo public high schools in Abilene truly integrated? How Is It possible for Ihe unlntegratcd school to receive federal funds? I under- stood Ihcse funds were withheld without full Integration. W Ii y are minority groups represented as cheerleaders anil pep squad leaders at Abilene High and not al Cooper? Who makes Ihcsc rules? Why aren't they the same al hnlh schools? Was an observance held at Cooper for "Black History If not, why not? I think The Reporter-News owes II to the people of Abilene lo tell II like II Is Ihls once. A. We'll do our best. Assl. School Superin- tendent Dr. Harold Brinson says we don't have any schools, elementary or secondary, thai are not fully desegregated. Of. course, Ihe number of minority group students in each school isn't equal lo the number of whiles bul this would be impossible since there aren't as many minority group stu- dents in Abilene as there are white students. Brinson says minority group students are attending every school in the system though there arc more al some schools than others. Cooper has 110 blacks, Abilene High lias 181. 3.06 per cent of Ihe Abilene High .stu- dent body is black; 5.5C per cent of Cooper sludcnl body is black. Brinson says he isn'l required to equalize Hip number of blacks and whiles at each school, nor is he required lo equalize the number of blacks between Abilene High and Cooper At Ibis lime, Abilene schools are in full compliance wilh the law. However, Iwo Abilene schools, l.ocnsl and Fannin elemen- tary, have a minority enrollment nf more (ban' (JO per cent and some changes may have lo be made at these schools, under terms of a 1070 Tyler Federal Court ruling, to keep them out of the "racially identifia- ble" school category. Brinson says the school administration doesn't try to make each school a mirror Image of the other vocalional and olhcr programs arc nol the same in all schools because each school has different needs. If a problem develops at one school, the administration al thai school tries lo deal wilh it. A serious problem developed at Abilene lligl) over cheerleader elections so the administration at Ihe school changed rules for cheerleader elections making it easier for a black student to be elected. Bul this docsn'l mean thai Cooper and every other school has lo do the same, says Brin- son. No black history program, as such, was held nl Cooper with all the student body together in the auditorium but black history week was observed in the classrooms by Hie teachers. English classes were taken to (he auditorium for films on black history during Ihe week and, particularly in social sciences, history and English classes, different areas of history were brought oul thai were specif- ically connected wilh blacks. Black History Week was observed cssen- lially the same al Abilene High, Cooper and all secondary schools, with Icachcrs placing .special emphasis on citizens of black heri- tage who had made a contribution to our country. Q. I ordered "16 Magazine" Dec. 3, for my granddaughter at Bcrgs: Iroin AFI? as a Chrislmas gift. My check was cashed Dec. 13 but so far she Jiasn'l received any magazines. Will you please clicck on (his for me? A We dropped the publishers of "16" a Hllle note, we're informed promptly by mail lhat your April and May issues were mailed "loday." Thai was April I. Check with your granddaughter. H she hasn't received them by now let us hear from you, we'll try again. Address questions lo Acllou Line, Box M, Abilene, Texas 7MIH. Names will nol be used bul questions must be signed and addresses sivrn. Please. Include Icl- qihoiic numbers if possible. BY THE ASSOCIATED 1'IIESS Israeli planes bombed and strafed Syrian position.'! on strategic Ml Hcrmon again today, Egypt hinlcd it might join Ihe bailie, and another terrorist explosion cnipled in a Tel Aviv suburb, injuring 13 persons, officials rep "'led. The1 Israeli.planes scram- bled following artillery bar- rages aimed al Israeli troops occupying the moun- laintop, often described as Is- rael's Middle East eyes, an Israeli spokesman said. Al the same lime Syrian gunners also opened up on Is- raeli- forces in the southern sector of Ihe 300-square-milc Syrian enclave captured last October, Ihe Israelis said. Bul Iho Syrians charged the. Israe- lis with firing first. Tlie day's outbreak of shoot- ing followed an all-night clash on the Hcrmon massif on Ihe .northern rim of Hie Israeli- held bulge.' It was the second straight day Israeli planes wore called into aclion and Ihe fourth lime in a week. Israel has held all high ground on Ilermon since the October Avar. From the craggy windswept lop viewers can see Damascus and beyond, the ls: raeli's sayj The Israelis succeeded in bulldozing a rough track to the top of Hcrmon Tuesday, ending a serious, logistical problem. Before the roadway was. completed, supplies 'and am- munition liad lo be flown by helicopter lo soldiers holding the peak. Israeli military correspon- dents say .the new track will enable the-Israelis lo maintain a year-round presence on Ihe peak. Cairo, Visa- 'Minister Ahmed Ismail said Egypt would fight alongside the Syri- ans if the situation on the. Go- lan Heights became critical. Ismail, who is commander in chief of the armies- of both Syria and Egypt, said; "If the fighting became more serious or the silualiou became crili- cal, no doubt we will take, part." Ismail was quoted by'llic se- miofficial newspaper Al Ah- ram as telling Egyptian stu- dents: "If the need arises, we can return to Ihe eastern batik ot the- Suez, Canal despite the fact we have Ihinncd oul our forces there." In the Tel Aviv surburban village of Parries Ka'tz, an Is- raeli-made hand grenade ex- ploded, wounding 12 Arabs and one Jew, Ihe Israeli mili- tary command reported. .The blast came as Israel si- tens sounded throughout Ihe Jewish stale marking the an- nual day of mourning for six million Jews slaughtered by the Nazis in World War II. and less than 21 hours aflc-r Ihe body of a Jerusalem taxi driver was found wired lo a booby trap. The body was sluded in "Ihe taxi's trunk. Police towed the car and it look demolition cx- pcrls six hours to defuse the. booby trap. Five young Arabs were dclained for questioning. Guerrilla sabotage bombs have been going otf in Israel almost daily for the past few we-eks. The Israeli military com- mand reported a one-hour air attack on Ihe All. Hermon range-Wednesday but gave no details." It'said all Ihe planes returned to their bases. Egypt Seeking Arms From 'Other Sources' By AHMED SHAWKI Associated Press Writer CAIRO, Egypt sident Anwar Sadat said today Russia "has hesitated for the past six months to respond lo some of our arms requests, and accordingly I have or- dered the armed forces to look for arms sources from others and this has arleady been im- plemented." He spoke before a joint meeting ot the Arab Socialist Union and People's Assembly. The address was carried by Cairo radio. Sadat described 'Hie Soviel failure lo supply the requested arms as "a misunderstanding for 'which I find no reason. We slill seek their friendship and want it but let it be known-we base our friendship on our in- terests and principles Sadal added lhat "the mis- understanding with Ihe Soviet Union may be caused because of our new friendly approach- es wilh Ihe United States. 'Throwing Pottery' JMcMurry students Ron Lewis and Pain Kelley. are shown practicing the art of. "throwing pottery" which students will demonstrate at Iho McMurry Fine Arts Fes- tival on-Saturday. Electronic music, plays, puppet shows and mi demonstrations will all day, wilh (lie pottery throwing, and demonstrations of rakii-making and walercolor opening the day's aclivilies al 10 a.m. al the Fine Arts Conler. (Photo by Billy Adams) No Rain Expected From Cloud Cover Gulf moisture brought into (he area by southerly winds inay not be enough to bring rain, forecasters at the National Weather ScrvJce said Thursday. Forecaster Jerry O'Bryant said the "skinny layer" of sur- face moisture, which caused early morning cloudiness, is not accompanied by needed high- level moisture. O'liryant said with (lie ap- proach of a weak cool front due lale Friday or Saturday the forecast might be changed later lo include a 20 per. cent proba- bility of precipitation. MEANWHILE, Ihe balmy liulf air should continue lo pour into the area, clearing Uic skies and wanning the temperatures. O'Bryant said the area would become progressively warmer as the sun's rays begin lo strike more directly, concentrating more heal on a given area. "Summer is coming upon O'Dryant said, heralded, he add- ed, by an expected thermometer reading near 00 on Friday. Briscoe to Vote Against Betting By JDK DACY 11 Slaff Writer Texas Gov. Dolph Briscoe said here Thursday IhaL "as a private citizen I'll vole against the pari- mutuel belling referendum." Spcuking al Abilene Municipal Airport, Iho governor said thai pari-muliicl belling was not an issue in Ihe governor's race, hut that the referendum would pro- vide an indication of how Taxes feels on Ural issue. The pari-mutncl betting cpies- lion was raised by Ib.e gover- nor's opponent, Frances Faron- Ihuld, who came out against il. WAF Says Inexperience, Hot Sex, Is Disadvantage By STEVE MONK Itcpnricr-Ncws Slaff Writer S.Sgt Deborah ,1. Helmaii. first scrgcanl of the 06th WAF Squadron al Dyess AFB, has become the first woman ever lo be named Career Non-Com- missioned Officer of the Quar- ter. Sgl. llelman, at 29 Ihe youngest first sergeant al Dycss, said in an interview Tuesday that her youlh and inexperience has been more of a disadvantage in her job than her sex. "There are some problems wilh some of tlic men in Ihe shops who aren't used to hav- ing a woman working wilh she said, "but 1 tell everybody lhat as the squad- ron size increases and people get used. lo Ihe idea, things will work out." Till! FI11ST WAI's of Ihe new squadron started arriving ABILENE AND VICINITY rodlus) Considerable morning cloudi- neUr clnerwlss cfear lo partly cloudy end v.armer Friday. Southerly wlr.ds 10 lo 20 mptt. Hiryh loday In Ws. tonight in lowsr High reor W. High ord Tar 14 houri tiding 1 a.m.: 60 and 5'- H'rtih and low iame